PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand-bound books

Maine, United States · 640 Sales

PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand-bound books

Maine, United States 640 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(123)
Shop owner

Anna

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Announcement   Hand-bound, one-of-a-kind blank books for you to fill with journal entries, serious notes, decorative sketches, elaborate menu plans, fecund lists, delicious recipes, hilarious family stories, travel plans, poems about the weather, devious garden ideas, colossal plans, well-wishes, important scrapes of paper, every day musings, directions....

Get creative, enjoy!

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2015

Hand-bound, one-of-a-kind blank books for you to fill with journal entries, serious notes, decorative sketches, elaborate menu plans, fecund lists, delicious recipes, hilarious family stories, travel plans, poems about the weather, devious garden ideas, colossal plans, well-wishes, important scrapes of paper, every day musings, directions....

Get creative, enjoy!

Anna

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Anna

Blank Haiku Book Hand Bound
US$6.00
3 Blank Doodle Books to Doodle In
US$15.00
3 Blank Comic Books to Brighten Your Day
US$15.00
Blank Haiku Books 3 Pack
US$18.00
Blank Haiku Books 3 Pack
US$18.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
Bitty Blank Journal with 365 Pages
US$22.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(123)
milksmom

milksmom on Jun 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm enjoying my little flexagon book. After I had flipped through it a few times, [don't take this the wrong way] I pulled it apart to see just how it was made. The little book is now [more or less] back to its original state and was a fun learning experience. Thanks so much! And thanks for the shipping/handling refund; it's appreciated. A+++++++

knittingarena1

knittingarena1 on May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

perfect for what i wanted...have loved purplebean's books for year!

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About

Non-Stop, One-of-a-Kind Books

I made my first book in kindergarten - a simple, stab bound book all about me, and bookbinding has stuck with me ever since. In college I took a bookbinding class and my eyes were opened wide to book arts. I blame this class for my liberrhoea.

I love making books. I love the form, the techniques, the materials. I delight in thinking of every book I make as a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages. I love books as functional art. I love that my work is held in peoples' hands, travels around the world and used to record momentous events and everyday life.

The question I am most often asked, which both delights and vexes me, is what to do with a blank book. I have filled hundreds of books. I have travel journals for almost every trip I've gone on. I have books with snap shots in them. I just started a book with pasted in scraps of paper. I carry an idea book with me almost all the time, and I have at least 10 used ones. I have a book in my car for notes. At home we use a book to write down phone messages. I have several books filled with menu plans from past dinner parties. I have books with class notes, garden notes, photo notes and hiking notes. Blank books are to be written in, doodled in, drawn in and used!

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  • Anna

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    Bookbinder, photographer, teacher and the rest of life (which includes a wonderful family, a sassy rescue mutt, hiking, cooking, and vegetable gardening).

Local

Find PurplebeanBindery at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bucksport Arts Festival

    Bucksport, ME,

    Maine

    Aug 13

    Art and Fine Crafts on the Bucksport Waterfront.

  • Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival

    Town of Brunswick,

    Maine

    Aug 20

    Join us for the 10th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on the sidewalks of Maine Street in Downtown Brunswick and on the Town Mall (green) from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 20. A Rain or Shine Event. This festival is designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts in downtown Brunswick and to showcase the town as a wonderful cultural destination. Stroll along Maine’s widest Maine Street and Town Green in Downtown Brunswick, among the works of art varying from painting to sculpture to photography and fine crafts. Dozens of interactive demo artisans and specialty food vendors will set up on the Town Mall. A true family event, throughout the day there will be live music on two stages, performance artists, face painting and craft projects and activities for kids and families. FREE admission!

  • Portland Fine Craft Show

    Congress St,

    Portland, ME

    Aug 27

    The MCA will present the second annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 27, 2016 on Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The show will feature 100 juried exhibitors from the greater New England area exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood

  • Common Ground Country Fair

    Common Ground Country Fair, 294 Crosby Brook Rd

    Unity, ME

    Sep 23–25

    The 40th annual Common Ground Country Fair. Hosted by MOFGA, this event is a celebration of rural living held in Unity, Maine. Join us for over 1400 demonstrations, talks, and exhibitors.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2015
Welcome to Purplebean Bindery. My goal is to provide you with one-of-a-kind, beautiful, hand-bound blank books that inspire creativity.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
•Payment for all items accepted via PayPal and through direct checkout with a credit card.
Shipping
•All items are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service with tracking numbers
•Items are shipped within two days of receiving payment EXCEPT custom orders.
•I ship internationally.
•I am happy to ship a purchased gift directly with a personalized note. Please use their address in the 'ship to' field and *let me know it's a gift in the 'note to seller' section* of your order.
•USPS usually rocks and your package will often arrive SOONER than estimated but please allow 2 weeks for domestic first class mail and 4-5 weeks for international shipping. Upgrade to Priority for faster mailing times.
•If you need even faster shipping, please contact me and we can make arrangements!
•Don't forget that around the holidays it's hard for those Postal Worker to get through the snow (I've pushed the mail truck out of a snow bank in my own driveway) and handle the large volume of cheer being sent through the mail. Please allow plenty of extra time and upgrade to Priority Mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
•All sales are final
Additional policies and FAQs
•If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail or convo me.
•I happily accept custom orders and look forward to working with you. Please e-mail me to discuss themes, color ideas and size requirements you might have. I love making books for specific occasions.